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“Relaxing atmosphere, with pleasant background sounds of the jungle”
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Chrissie's Hotel
Ranked #13 of 45 Hotels in Thekkady
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 13, 2010

We spendt six days in the relaxing atmosphere at Chrissies, at the outskirst of the Periyar.
We had a room with a balcony overlooking huge trees, with birds singing and ocasional monkey yelling. This was a pleasant background sound, assocaited with jungels.

This noise from the busy main road of Thekkady seemd to have been absorbed with the hug trees, as soon as we entered the garden at Chrissies.
The warm and loveable hoststs (Adel and Chrissie) made the stay exellent.
With the staff in the reseption, we made arrangement for visiting spicegarden, teaplantation, bamburafting, elphant riding etc

We enjoyed the lack of TV and the simple furnishing. We loved the hospitality, the peacefull sounds of the jungel. We loved the homebaked white bread for breakfast, all the fresh juices and specialities. Food served in the resturant was exellent

Chrissie also offer Reiki healing.
We both enjoyed it and recomend Chrissies Reiki healing.

Nina and Tom (Norway)

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

I was so taken care of by lovely Chrissie and her husband Adel, who showed such kindness to me! I got a knock on my door at 7 am to find Chrissie, who had never met me, armed with walking boots, sunhats and great advice as she had heard I was off trekking for the day and was TOTALLY ill equipped for the job. I was overwhelmed that she cared enough to get out of her bed so early to come and help me! This kind friendliness is what pervades in this relaxed , hip and cool place. All the staff are just so lovely, friendly and welcoming. The cafe is fab and is a real meeting place for travellers. Just a great place to be!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled solo
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Thank venusiansam
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Reviewed March 19, 2010

Chrissies Hotel was a welcoming sight & we where not dissapointed when we went to our room. Pleasant, tranquil atmosphere & the location to resaturants & services was great. Check in & payment was easy & Chrissie was so helpful with transport to & from other towns. The room was spacious. shower & toilet area clean, neat & functional. If you want accomodation with a personal touch & friendlyness. Chrissie's place is the place to go.
Thank you

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank 3406E
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Reviewed March 17, 2010

The rooms were clean and good. The view was good from the room. The price was reasonable too. The locaion of the hotel was central. The staff was friendly. In summary, I would recommend this hotel to anyopne wishing to stay in Thekkady.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank shekharaca81
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Reviewed March 12, 2010

What a fantastic oasis set amongst coffee and tea plantations, a wildlife preserve and some of the most beautiful scenery I have experienced. Super helpful and friendly staff, very comfortable, simple yet tastefully decorated room, fine bathroom with plenty of hot water, gorgeous views and a super relaxing balcony to read, relax, escape and watch all sorts of birds and the occasional monkey or three. Especially loved the gardens and superb breakfast at the restaurant. Not to mention the best coffee we had our entire stay in India. Do not hesitate to stay at this charming hotel. The owners could not have been more helpful nor friendly. An extremely restorative, relaxing place in a most beautiful part of the world.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2010

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights as part of a one month self drive tour of S.W. India

Hotel is in a quiet spot close to the town centre of Kumily. Limited parking (2 spaces ) and no internet access but internet in town. We stayed in the four storey block at the back of the main building which overlooked the gardens. The room was clean, had shelves for storage and simple furniture with comfortable beds. No fan so mossie screens at the windows would have been appreciated. We liked the private balcony with comfy chairsand green view. Bathroom clean with plenty of hot water. The restaurant served nice Italian food which would be good if you were travelling with kids who may not like Indian food.

This is an independent traveller type hotel and now that internet has become a part of this type of travel I thought it a pity that it could not be offered in the hotel.

Only negative was that breakfast was not included in the room rate ( only hotel of our whole trip where it wasn't ) and as the items for breakfast were priced individually on the menu breakfast could be a pricey meal especially if you are a family

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Taipo
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Reviewed February 22, 2010

Chrissie’s was absolutely wonderful. I am on the road for over a year, and this has been my favorite respite away from the dust, noise and absolute chaos of India. The service that Chrissie, Adel and all their staff provided was top end. The restaurant food was some of the best western that I have had and, though fairly pricy, worth every last cent. The Crunchy Munchy salad is a must try! The overall feel that I had while staying at Chrissie’s is that this place is a home away from home. If you are traveling through Kumily/ Thekkady I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank PNConrad
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Address: By-Pass Road, Thekkady 685536, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Thekkady
#9 Romantic Hotel in Thekkady
Price Range: $38 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chrissies is the ideal place for nature, yoga and art lovers alike. It is set amidst Gardens of lush greenery, tropical flowers and natural teak forests in a quiet but central part of Thekkady, where a wide range of wild animals are frequent visitors. All the Rooms are simply furnished, yet hold elegance in their unique and individual style. Each being decorated by Artists from all over the world. In a relaxing ambiance our Cafe offers a varied menue of Italian and Middle eastern cuisine. We serve complimentary continental breakfast. The Rooftop Pool and Lounge area provides a peaceful atmosphere with stunning views of the Western Ghats. Our spacious Yoga studio is open for self practice, classes and long term retreats. Note, that we there are serveral stairs to take to reach the Hotel building and we do not have an elevator. ... more   less 
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Chrissie's Hotel Thekkady, Kerala

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